BOCES staff kicks off year with team building

contributed photoStaff members from Orleans/Niagara BOCES recently attended a staff development day. Taking part in one of the activities are, from left, school counselor Melissa Gailie, special education teachers Margaret Hagan and Judi Gewand, speech and hearing teacher Cindy Harrington personal care aide Jolene Barcena, and teacher aide Stephanie Wilson, foreground.

Orleans/Niagara BOCES staff members from the Newfane Learning Center, Newfane High School and the Orleans Learning Center spent a staff development day with education author and consultant John Erwin.

Erwin, who is a senior faculty member from the William Glasser Institute, worked with teachers and support staff on team building.

Special education coordinator Krista Macomber said the exercises were very helpful and helped the staff to reconnect after the summer break. “We all had a great time and were fortunate to have someone like Mr. Erwin to lead us through this,” Macomber said.